Blog is Coming Back!

It has been over a year and a half since I wrote on my blog. Since then I moved from Oregon to New Mexico, got serious about making my inks from the local stones, and released a line of watercolor paints to get my feet...

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Letterform Archive

Last week was a whirlwind as I ran all over the San Francisco Bay Area learning about the letterpress resources that are available there and absorbing as much information as possible from each source place when I visited them. Before I go any further, I...

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Rolling Flat File

I haven't been talking much about the weaving side of my life and livelihood much lately because the focus of my blog has always been on what's new. This time of year, in particular, it's a tough balancing act. New cloth needs to be designed...

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Printing 1,000 Business Cards

A few folks have asked me how I print 1,000 business cards. One at a time? In big sheets? For now, I am printing them one at a time on a giant press powered by a foot treadle. Eventually, I might be busy enough that I...

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Ampersand Coasters, Part 2

[caption id="attachment_3110" align="alignnone" width="3024"] [Three Packs of Coasters][/caption]The second set of coasters gave me another serious problem to overcome. I knew that the day of reckoning was coming for this particular problem, and I'm glad it happened on one of my projects and not one...

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Ampersand Coasters, Part I

After having been slowed down in my work by two weeks of being snowed in, I'm finally busting through it and into production mode. Today I worked on a project that I started in Eugene in December. This series of coasters will consist of six positive...

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Hand Proofed Type Specimens

A letterpress shop needs type specimens. First of all, they'll be useful for me to see all of the options when I'm making typeface decisions. Secondly, it will really help communicate the "flavor" of various typefaces to customers when we're trying to make some preliminary...

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Setting up the Studio

I've been snowed in for days. Every once in a while, though, it's been clear enough to walk the two miles to the studio downtown. I really want to be printing, but it's going to take a few days to get everything moved, the type...

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